[metapost] mpost: list of all output file names

Dan T. Abell dabell at bikerider.com
Sun Sep 8 20:31:11 CEST 2013

I do this in a bash script, so ...

epsfiles=`/usr/bin/find . -type f -newer $jobname.mp -name "${jobname}*[0-9]*.eps"`

Of course that may not be sufficiently general for you ....
What sort of program are you writing?


On 7 Sep 2013, at 04:22, Peter Zeman wrote:

> Hello.
> I'm writing a program, which needs to know the name of each output
> file produced from compiling a MetaPost soucre file.
> Is there a way to force 'mpost' to print all output file names and not
> just the name of the first one and the last one?
> Another option would be to collect all outputtemplates, create regular
> expression and search the directory, but I would like to avoid this if
> possible.
> Is there a way the get the list of all output file names?
> Thank you for your answers!
>  Peter Zeman
> --
> http://tug.org/metapost/

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